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. >> absolutely. >> all right, janice. stay on it. thanks so much. >>> great advice, janice. thanks so much. >>> top maryland official in charge of obama exchange, did you hear this? reportedly resigning now. that would be the first official to leave a job since the troubled rollout of the health care law. national correspondent live in washington. steve, what do you hear about this one? >> jamie, it's not only that federal obama care website you hear so much about that had its difficulties, the state as well. rebecca pierce in charge of the troubled website run by the state of maryland resigned friday. according to our baltimore affiliates, some lawmakers are hinting she was forced out. the maryland website signed up just over 3,000 people by november 23rd and only 700 more people one week later. the goal by the end of march is 150,000. lieutenant governor saying things clearly did not go as planned. >> everyone involved in launching the exchange is responsible and that includes me. >> meantime republicans continue to point out the shortcomings of obama care. here is rand paul. >> we're fo
it goes to the character of the person you're dealing with. president obama is proving himself not to be trustworthy on the small things and now the very big things. >> reince priebus, thanks for joining us. coming up, president obama sat down with his biggest fan, nbc news host chris matthews today. brent bozell is here with reaction. first of all, obama is losing support among millennials and hispanics. we'll explain why young americans are turning their backs specifically on obama care. plus, also tonight -- >> you're wearing an obama shirt. are you signing up for obama care? >> i'm going to go no, probably not. i think i can stay on my parents' health insurance for a couple of years. >> michelle goes on a mission to find just one person who signed up for obama care. that's next. you have been voting all day at fox news.com/hannity for the video of the day. option one is the new ad put p out by americans for prosper the ti. . >> it's about choice. if you like what you have and want to keep it, you have the choice to do that. >> are you accountable for saying something that t
. it is still a pretty serious situation in that area so stay away from it, if you can. >>> thank you for joining us at noon. i'm andrea roane. the obama administration is reporting a dramatic improvement in the healthcare website. as tara mergener reports, there are still plenty of challenges ahead. >> reporter: the frantic work to fix the government's healthcare website is starting to pay off. president obama's technology troubleshooters say healthcare.gov can now handle 50,000 users at that time a time, or up to 800,000 each day. advisor jeffrey zion said the site now works most of the time for most users. >> we executed hundreds of software fixes, and hardware upgrades. and the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity, with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: the department of health and human services said system failures have fallen from 6% in october to less than 1%. and responses have declined from 8 minutes to less than one. the obama administration had promised the fixes by this past weekend. congress is watching closely, because the success or failur
obama is expected to be one of them. reporting live from washington, i'm steve handelsman. back to you. >> thank you. our coverage continues this evening. shomari stone rushed to the south african embassy this afternoon and he joins us live from there. shoma shomari? >> reporter: good evening, we are on massachusetts avenue and drivers are coming by, honking their horns, some putting up their fist paying tribute to nelson mandela. there is a fence here. why? the embassy is under construction. you look behind me and you can see this ten foot statue paying tribute to nelson mandela. it was unveiled two months ago. his fist raised in a power salute. it's in northwest d.c. activists staged sit ins and protests and spurred the u.s. to pose sanctions. let's roll video of mr. mandela. he was africa's former president who helped break the country system of racial discrimination. he died this evening, age 95. south african president jacob zuma announced the death at a somber news conference. people are coming here to the south african embassy to pay tribute to mandela. we are going to hear from
. >> ambassador, thank you so much. >> heads may be starting to roll in the wake of the disast rg rollout of obama care. a top maryland official in charge of that state's obama care exchange is reportedly resigning now. and this would be the first official to lose a job in light of the troubles surrounding the insurance exchanges. national correspondent steve sun somy joins me now from washington with more on the story. >> not only the federal obama care website that had its difficulties. some sof the state-run exchanges got off to a rocky start. rebecca pearce resigned friday. according to our affiliate in baltimore, some are suggesting she was forced out of office after two years on the job. in maryland, they signed up just over 3,000 people by november 23rd, and about a week later, only about 7,000 more had been signed up. the goal by the end of march is 150,000, so clearly, there's a long way to go. the lieutenant governor is saying things clearly did not go as planned with that website. >> everyone involved in launching the exchange is responsible, and that includes me. >> as for the federal
to see you, mandy, thank you. >> you too, chris. >>> president obama took some time off from politics to attend the kennedy center honors gala celebrating the best in the arts. the honorees, actress shirley mcclain, martina arroyo was honored by sonia sotomayor, latin rocker carlos santana and two pianomen, billy joel and herbie hancock. more from the ceremony coming up in "politics now." [ woman 3 ] to come together even when we're apart. [ male announcer ] in stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and more, swanson makes holiday dishes delicious. became big business overnight? ♪ like, really big... then expanded? ♪ or their new product tanked? ♪ or not? what if they embrace new technology instead? ♪ imagine a company's future with the future of trading. company profile. a research tool on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. you need a bunch of those to clean this mess. then i'll use a bunch of them. then how is that a bargain? [ sighs ] no, that's too many -- it's not gonna fit! whoa! cascade kitchen and math counselor. here's a solution. one pac of cascade complete cleans tough food
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. and all people of africa. thank you very much.. thank you. president obama will likely travel to south africa for the funeral of south africa president nelson mandela, according to the white house. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95. coming up on c-span2, a hearing on higher education affordability. then senate judiciary committee chairman talks about human rights. and later an update on veterans disability claims. >>> a house panel investigation cost of higher education and the use of pell grants. we'll hear from student financial aid and higher education officials. this education and work force training subcommittee hearing is two hours. [inaudible conversations] the subcommittee will come to order. good morning. thank you for joining us for our hearing on pell grant program. we have an excellent panel of witnesses here this morning. we look toward to their testimony. this hearing is the 11th in the series designed to gain a more complete understanding of the challenges facing post secondary students and institutions. the hearings held to inform the committee of policy changes t
. >> thank you. >>> later this hour, survivors emotional stories. we will hear from a doctor treating some of the injured who suffered life-changing injuries. >>> also, did the white house meet its deadline to fix the obama care website? dr. sanjay gupta is here to explain how health insurance alone could make people actually even less healthy if they're not taking care of themselves. >>> an american veteran of the korean war apologizing from inside north korea, where he's now being detained. was his confession of crimes coerced? stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. life could be h
.com. they are offering a $1,000 reward for information lead up to an arrest. at the live desk, news 4. >> thanks, angie. military families will get a special holiday celebration. first lady president obama will greet them for the first showing of the christmas decorations. there were 54 christmas trees and besides checking out the decorations, the children have a chance to do arts and crafts and decorate cookies in the state dining room. i know somebody who would like to decorate cookies right now. >> you going to get a big some. >> five or six feet. new puppy. you to be careful. she is going to gnaw every branch off the tree. a gloomy day, but not terribly cold. mid 50s is close by as fredericksburg and stafford. a warming trend coming our way. if it's not warm enough, don't worry. tomorrow will be a mild day. temperatures make it into the 60s. we are 49 degrees at national airport and once we get the south wind to return, that will inch upwards. low 50s in southern maryland. that's the air mass that is trying to move in as well. as a result a little bit of a warming trend later on today. the outdoor
a liar? ? we are still looking for weapons of mass destruction. it wasn't his fault. thank you and have a good day. the real liars are the republicans. host: we will go to our republicans line now. to you inmorning orange park, florida. i have a concern about obama. you hear a lot going on in the press and news. it doesn't seem like he is held accountable for anything. or can go back to the reagan bush senior years and they had the country running very smoothly. they stimulated the economy. all the mechanics of everything was working really well. i do think it is a republican or democrat issue, left or right, what is going on now, i think we have a lot of good democrats like menendez and darrell issa, i think is a good democrat. he is a republican from california. i think we need to get the country back in control of the west coast. they do a better job than the east coast. i think the north carolina is doing a real good job. i wonder what number his position is going to be. will he go down as a worst president ever? i don't see him in the top 10 or top 20 or top 50. i'm sure he is a go
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, when i return, i'll show you how much ice we could get across the area. >> barbara, pat? >> thank you. >>> the white house is confirming this afternoon that president obama will travel next week to south africa to join in the memorials to nelson mandela. there's been an outpouring for the man that led one nation and inspired others. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with that part of the coverage. steve? >> reporter: thank you. the grieving here in washington echoes south africa. the memory of nelson mandela is burning brightly. south africans are beginning ten days of good-byes. americans feel the loss. >> ohio and here at this time is just overwhelming. >> reporter: at the south african embassy in washington, hundreds are coming to pay their respects. >> i'm not sure obama would be president without mandela. >> he's changed not only south africa, but the world. everybody united today. >> reporter: apartheid was his mission. he brought white jailers to his presidential inauguration in >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leade
rush, too. back to you guys. >> thanks, veronica. >>> again, a picture of the briefing room at the white house. president obama is going to be speaking, making a statement in just a few moments about the passing this afternoon of former south african president, nelson mandela. >> this afternoon, the announcement came from jacob zuma. he said to his fellow south african s that he would receive a state funeral and the flags lowered friday and remain at half staff until his funeral. president obama was in south africa in june with the first family, his daughters and wife, taking, really, a history lesson for his daughters. touring the jail cell where he spent so many years as a political prisoner. did not get a chance to meet with nelson mandela because he is too ill. he's been receiving treatment at home, which is what the family wanted to see. you can see him there with winnie mandela. again, he came out of prison back in 1990, known as the father of democracy in modern south africa. >> we are getting reaction from capitol hill now. democratic leader of the house, nancy pelos
heights, richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> thank you for the update on that breaking news. three american presidents will be heading to south africa next week to attend the memorial services for the late nelson mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race invo
time you. >> ok. >> i think their incentive this time is to keep the trains running. >> thank you. president obama is on his way to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela. the president left on air force one just a few moments ago. president george h.w. bush onboard. president clinton and president cart he are also scheduled to attended the memorial service set for tuesday. george h.w. bush is the only living president who will not be in attendance for health reasons. >> we should point out that this film was personal. it's about your stepfather. he is one of those unsung heroes who we should behind the scene to say free nelson mandela. tell us more about him. >> he joined our family in 1972, and he brought with hill the news of nelson mandela, that was about eight years before the free nelson mandela campaign which launched nelson mandela as a symbol of the anti apartheid movement. when he went underground when nelson mandela was criminalized, he sent out a generation of people to tell people who was happening in south africa, my step-dad was one of those, the first wave.
immigration and health come together and i thank president obama for lifting the travel ban on those affected with h.i.v. -- infected with h.i.v. it had been my original intent to talk about world aids day, which we celebrated yesterday but i wanted to pay my respects to those fasting for immigration. our work on h.i.v.-aids has been a product of bipartisan cooperation in this congress over a long period of time. in the white house, though, first with president clinton, we increased the bilateral programs to fight aids and helped create, authorize and fund the global fund. then under the leadership of president bush we established pepfar and provided the necessary funding to ramp up emergency response to the crisis. president obama has strengthened those efforts and boosted our investments by law firming the national hiv-aids strategy. in addition to that, president obama announces that pepfar would not only reach its goal of providing treatment for six million people by 2013, but will exceed that farget by providing 6.7 million people with life-saving treatment. s that tribute to the leaders
. >> you perhaps had a role in electing a president because obama became politically active in that as well. >> many young people myself and the president included got our start in activit activism in ths movement. and it has a long term impact in that way. >> professor thank you so much for the conversation >> nelson mandela was a love of boxer. he had one regretted admittedl. >>> increasing tensions in asia. >> south korea has an expanded air defense zone which overlaps with the one last month that zone is one that is disputte diy the countries. >> south korea ma dispute may be about invisible lines on land. the strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their ex-clu exclusie economic zones. now south africa has asserted their rights from above. the new korean airspace defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight region this modified zone increased the air zone over the waters. waters. seoul's move comes two weeks after china's air defense identification zone encroaching on korea a and japan. the government of seoul say
, but it's possible that president and mrs. obama will be there too. alex? >> okay, michelle kosinski. thank you. >>> the program that one member of congress called this morning the jetsons come to life. so what is that, that resembles a cartoon? >>> and the cast of "anchorman 2" join up with one direction. they sing one of the most maligned, perhaps unfairly songs of the '70s on "saturday night live." [ coughs, sneezes ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. [ coughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. >>> it is in
agreement. we'll see if they can do it. thank you. jon: some damaging allegations against a top member of the obama administration. james clapper is accused of knowingly lying to congress about the n.s.a. spy program. should he face charges? also a new bride accused of a cold blooded murder. prosecutors say she pushed her husband off a cliff to his death just days after their wedding. now the newlywed murder trial is getting underway. our legal panel weighs in next. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. jon: pressure mounting on the head of america's intelligence agency's james clapper. the original author of the pay receipt on the act says the director of national intelligence should be prosecuted. the congressman says clapper lied when he said this. >> does the n.s.a. collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of mill
all? thank you for coming. shelling --to start telling grandchildren stories. he says great-grandchildren. we all think our grandchildren are great. to believe. good afternoon, everyone. yesterday, as you know, president obama made a call to act regarding income inequality in our nation, increasing the minimum wage, equal pay for women, and in the workplace, earl -- early childhood education and pre-k have been part of his proposal all along. i was excited to hear what he said echoed. when women succeed, america succeeds, and this is our agenda. income inequality, as he pointed eroding thely middle class, which is the backbone of our economy. earlier, a representative from kentucky talked about how it is the right thing to do to improve the health of thousands of his citizens over the next decade. he also talked about it from an economic and fiscal standpoint. 50 million dollars will be injected into kentucky's economy. it will bring $800 million to the state treasury, create 17,000 jobs and support their glad toso we were very hear what he had to say at the press event and
-- on nancy reagan through michelle obama. michael is joining us from new york. caller: thank you for your program. influenced -- [indiscernible] from columbia, maryland also on the phone. caller: good morning. i think you are doing a wonderful job. talking, igin will say our country is a great country overall. we are not declining. wet is happinening is that are all in a pot of stew and we money.our heads in our our future and everything is focusing on the outside world, businesses and jobs. our future kids are not going to be able to have a job in the future. it'sno not about who the best or worst president is. through our history we have had good presidents in america. what is going on is that we have our businesses in those countries. come lo tt of people who to this country, they come in here and they take in peoples' jobs. the worst thing is we are not following our laws anymore. call.thank you for the this is another tweeter saying -- bloomberg news has this story based on the economic power of the u.s. and the power viewed around the world. simon kennedy writes -- when the u.s. gre
handelsman is live at the white house. >> reporter: thanks. out of intensive care. republicans don't believe it. asked, what else are they hiding? here at the white house was a defiant president obama. he said he's learned not to make what he called wild promises about obama care, but he checks every day. he knows the website and the plan, as a whole now, are working. >> we know the demand is there and we know that the product on these marketplaces is good. the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but, we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> reporter: back to the website, one of the biggest known remaining problems is the back end of healthcare.gov. after you click and decide what you want, the part of the system that sends your order to the insurance companies, sends an 834 file. washington post and others reported as many as a third of those have been unable to be used by the insurance carrier. th
to do. host: thank you for the call. the white house releasing this ,hotograph as president obama who was in south africa last year. clothing these president -- quoting the president. darren is joining us next. good morning from washington, d.c. thanks for having me. it is said that he had to go away, but the guy was 95. -- he touched on i point -- on a point. after apartheid, after he was he tried toident, make a point to not hold a grudge. he said we were all in this together. i think that was amazing. i wish our country would take some lessons. thank you. host: thank you for the call. when people like nelson mandela pass, the whole world loses rest in peace. there is this photograph from 1994. klerk.ioned f.w. the speech by nelson mandela is part of our library available at c-span.org. times, thereington are photographs of nelson mandela a few years ago. he is not really been seen in the public since 2010. this is from july 2007 in joe's -- in johannesburg. he is surrounded by children. funeral services will be taking place in about 10 days. we want to hear from you. republicans, (
's the scene at the lighting of the national christmas tree. mark segraves, news 4. >> thank you, mark. >>> there have been many tears, but south africans are also singing and dancing in emotional celebrations that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want
. mariana, thank you for your time tonight. >>> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in vienna this week to discuss the six-month nuclear agreement. president obama said he is committed to diplomacy as the best path for halting iran's nuclear program. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you does me, what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iranian president rouhas rouhasn houani said it helped his country. >> iran's foreign minister was asked if tehran was responsible for some of the unrest in the middle east. iran has been accuse did of stoking the matter, including iraq. here is his answer. >> we have a foreign policy which has a strat eachic period in this region. and we believe that we need. to in fact, contain the spread of sectarian divided in region. we believe sectarianism is dangerous for the entire region. iran is certainly not interested in
to remain vigilant and responsive to identify best to a dynamic and changing financial system. thank you very much. [applause] >> on c-span tonight, president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. after that, the democratic steering committee overhearing expiring unemployment benefits. later, house majority leader cantor and hoyer on the u.n. legislative agenda. >> kentucky senator rand paul will be speaking at the detroit economic club friday to announce his new proposal on jobs and the economy. you can see a live starting at 12: 35 eastern here on c-span. and on c-span 3, former utah governor and presidential candidate jon huntsman and former indiana governor and senator evan bayh will talk about bipartisanship. live at 12: teen p.m. eastern. -- 12:15 p.m. eastern. >> things escalate so quickly. a moment that seemed so loving can just turn and flip and be so out of control. this is one of those days and it leavewith adam packing to and going through his things and finding a hidden handgun. he said i just want to take this and sell it if i want some money. on top of the other pre
frightening to people in the country. >> red rock oklahoma on our line with republicans. good morning. thank you for taking my call. i just wanted to say i think obama will be the worst president we ever had. he is worthless. his affordable care act is a joke, like so many have said. as downsizing the military, is one of the worst things we could do. the high-ranking military official on the other day said as much. obama is for homosexuals, abortion, and as far as iran, they are as big a liar as obama is. downsizing ofbout the military, sequestration cuts have a major impact on the pentagon's is budget. how much is sequestration going to be a part of the obama legacy? >> it will be a big hard in part because there was not as much of a fight to restore it, to restore that 10% across-the- board cut, as many democrats would've liked. even the proposals obama has suggested to replace and get out of the fiscal crisis and the shutdown earlier this year, do not replace the sequester. they knowledge to a feed on that. it is big across-the-board cut. republicans at first were hesitant to allow it. th
there? >> yes, i'm here. >> okay. i guess we want to thank you so much for your time and for sharing your sentiments and what you were able to witness while you were over in south africa. i know that president obama is expected to speak here in a very short time giving some remarks about the loss of nelson mandela and what it means to the world. >> i want to share very quickly what some of the united states presidents in the past have said about mandela because he had met with several of them during his time when he came to the united states. in 1990 george l.w. bush called mandela a man who embodies the hopes of millions at a meeting at the white house. of course, there is that infamous picture of bill clinton with mandela in 1998 when clinton went to visit mandela and mandela showed the president the jail cell where he spent 17 years under incarceration by the government. it was a total of 20 years in prison. in 2002 president george w. bush awarded mandela with a presidential medal of freedom and president obama met with mandela once back when he was a senator in 2005. so right no
thank my colleagues for their leadership, and again, mr. levin, thank you. he's just totally relentless. totally. [ applause ] thank you, all, to our witnesses. [ applause ] rex coming up tonight house and the leader cantor treasury secretary jack lew. then remarks by obama at the white house holiday reception. >> friday on c-span, washington journal looks at the role of the institute of health. fauci followedy by eric green. later a look at the national institute of health. >> i am a combat vet. i served in the navy for seven years before i was retired. i crushed both of my hands and my to have them rebuild. life expectancy is down less than two years. my husband is my primary caregiver. i don't need anything from the v.a. anymore. my complicated claim took four i am heredjudicate. not to represent my issues. i am here to ensure everyone will understand that cases like my own are not isolated. i personally have dealt with 1000 cases of veterans and their spouses and children dealing with complex claims. weekend a hearing on dealing with processing and disability claims. on book tv, tak
, joining us from bethesda, maryland. thank you for being with us on c-span. the foreign-policy initiative discusses secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far. and the overall foreign-policy challenges the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentucky speaking at the detroit economic club about jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit ec
bethesda, maryland. thank you for being with us on c-span. the foreign-policy initiative discusses secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far. and the overall foreign-policy challenges the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentuckyak
from north carolina. >> thank you mr. chairman and thank you to our panel for being here on this issue. serving the second district of north carolina i've been hearing in the since the rollout of obama care that my constituents who are losing their medicare advantage are very very concerned about this issue as you can imagine. and it's showing in north carolina that the cost of benefits for seniors for medicare advantage are over $2,000 per beneficiary. now that we're seing this play out the things i'm hearing from my constituents are that they are losing their access to care to their physicians, the cost is going up, and again, as you can imagine they are very, very concerned about this issue. to mr. holt again, who again is going to be most affected by these medicare advantage cuts? which sector of population of our seniors? because i keep hearing over and over again thates helping our chronically ill patients who have this coverage and this is a better plan for them. is that not who we're harming? >> this is a better plan for those with multiple chronic diseases who need coordinated
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